The Relation Between Financial and Housing Wealth: Evidence From Dutch Households
Title: The Relation Between Financial and Housing Wealth: Evidence From Dutch Households
Citation: Journal of Urban Economics, 2001, 49, 2, 374-403
We analyze households' joint investment decisions for financial wealth and homes. We use a bivariate censored regression model with endogenous switching. Fixed costs or transaction costs are captured by an unobserved nonzero censoring threshold. The model allows for spillover effects of a binding threshold for one asset on the demand for the other asset. We find that tenure choice affects the level of financial wealth. Our results do not support the view that people first accumulate financial wealth before acquiring homes. This can be due to the absence of down payment constraints in the Netherlands. (C) 2001 Academic Press.
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